Highlands Motor Inn
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- Refrigerator in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Non-smoking rooms
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... are pretty impressive and often go behind waterfalls, through caves and along ledges on the cliff edge. The first walk we did was the National Pass walk at Wentworth Falls, which was a loop that went down into the valley and with waterfalls at both ends. A few years back, there was a sudden flood here and the waterfalls became impassable for a while, trapping some people down at the bottom until the rain eased. On the next day, we did the Grand Canyon loop walk ...
... the Three Sisters rock formation and out across the bushland, deep valleys and sandstone outcrops which stretch to the horizon. Echo Point is also the starting spot for the Giant Stairway. As the name suggests, it's a bloody massive set of steps - 900 in all - which takes you from the viewpoint, down the cliff face and into the bush below. And "for fun", Adam decided it would be a great idea to see how long it would take to get down there and back up ...
... name on the walls. It was later that he realized the crystals weren't growing back and they were actually damaging the cave. He used his political power to first create a protected area above the cave and eventually moved to create legislation to protect the cave itself. As a result the cave was renamed Lucas Cave to thank Lucas for his conservation efforts.
The caves were awesome. There were about 910 stairs in total so we definitely got a work out in. Some of ...
... rodeo, but not as bad as we'd expected. It was worth it though. Many have thought we were mad to take the van through there, but after seeing where Pam & Peter Batten, Val & Kevin Exten have been, this was a walk in the park.
We made it to Katoomba by about 11am and the boys were watching us through the lounge room window. They didn't venture out for a bit, too busy watching Peter and Bob manoeuvre the van ...
... with from the hostel. We also went on the steepest train ride in Australia. It's basically a really short train ride from the bottom on the mountains to the top and you can position your seat incline as well. I sat with the boys as being the thrill seeker, adrenaline junkie I am, I wanted my seat as far back as possible and so did the boys. It was seriously steep though, because as you are going up the mountain I honestly nearly fell out of ...